As the Supreme Court is hearing petitions over the practise of triple talaq, a Muslim woman on Friday took to the Shariyat to divorce her husband after being ill-treated by him and his family.
The woman, who was married for over six years now, was abused by her husband and in-laws over dowry. Making matters worse was the birth of her daughter.
“My husband had no affection for me or my daughter. He did not care for our lives. I used to get beaten up regularly. Unable to bear this, I came back to my parents and have now decided to go by the Shariyat and give him talaq,” the victim told news agency ANI. She also said that her husband “did not inquire about her or their daughter after she moved to her maternal home.”
Requesting the court for justice, the victim demanded that provisions be made to provide compensatory expenses for her and her daughter, adding that the valuables handed over as dowry should be seized from her in-laws and returned back.
The victim also asserted that the perpetrating in-laws and her husband should be punished for the ill-treatment she faced.
Explaining the norms of the Shariyat enforced at the time of nikah or wedding, a cleric stated that if a man is not able to fend for his wife and family after marriage, she is permitted to part ways from him after giving him ‘talaq’.
On the legal front, the victim’s lawyer, lodged a complaint alleging domestic violence in the name of dowry under Section 498 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), adding that the divorce can be legally sanctioned as ‘delegated divorce’.